Amendments to Bulgarian competition law: improvements towards more efficient proceedings or blank implementation?

Amendments to the Competition Protection Act (“CPA”) came into force on 26 February 2021. On paper, the changes look good and are another step towards competition rules that are aligned with European regulations.

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CEE legislation tracker: Hungary

Table of Contents 1 Financial Support Measures 2 Capital Markets 3 Employment 4 Real Estate & Construction 5 Tax & Duties 6 Corporate, M&A 7 EU & Competition 8 Courts and Authorities 9 Healthcare 10 Insolvency & Restructuring 11 Insurance 12 Intellectual Property 13 Telecom & Data Protection 14 Other

The role of energy communities in Austrian energy law

The legislative package relating to the Renewable Expansion Act (EAG package) contains the legal requirements for energy communities that, as new market participants, can make a significant contribution to the energy transition.

Employment Law Review – Austria

By Stefan Kühteubl and Martin Brandauer Employment law is extensively regulated by statutory mandatory law to ensure the protection of employees. Unlike in other countries, Austrian employment law is extremely fragmented and not codified in one single codex of law. Since Austria’s accession to the European Union in January 1995, EU law has played an […]

Bulgaria: Duplicate marketing authorisation applications – during a pandemic, availability is all that matters

In general, a medicinal product can be placed on the Bulgarian market after obtaining a marketing authorisation / certificate for registration issued under the Bulgarian Medicinal Products in Human Medicine Act or after completing the “centralised procedure” under Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Medicines Agency.

The deadlock in the sale of Romanian farmland located outside buildable areas continues

The end of 2020 and the beginning of this year have brought a lot of uncertainty to the sale of farmland located outside buildable areas. The uncertainty stems from the amendment of Law no. 17/2014 on the regulation of the sale-purchase of agricultural land situated outside buildable areas, and the amendment of Law no. 268/2001 on the privatisation of companies administrating the State’s publicly- and privately-owned land with an agricultural use, and for the creation of the Agency for the State’s Domain.

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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.

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Five contenders line up in Simmons’ election race

Simmons & Simmons is gearing up for official hustings next week, as five contenders look set to battle it out in the senior partner election race. The Lawyer understands that the line-up includes three London partners and two international ones, in Hong Kong and Germany respectively. The partners in question are London financial services partner […]

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